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A Case Against Race

A Case Against Race

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze This entry pertains to “interracial” marriages and the distinction between ignorance and impoverishment of knowledge. History was made in the year 1967 when the United States Supreme Court finally decided the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 was pretty stupid and ended all restrictions on marriages between “races”. Less than fifty … Continue reading

Fly-In to Syria

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon I’ve been thinking a lot about Syria. What started as an “Arab-Spring” wave of demonstrations in early 2011 has developed into a bloody civil war, with 10,000 civilians dead in over a year of fighting. We keep receiving video footage and eye-witness accounts from Syria portraying widespread atrocities such as … Continue reading

Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, and organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands. The President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding … Continue reading

Girl on Girl: How we perpetuate abuse and violence

Reporting from Bangladesh: Shahana Siddiqui Instead of waiting for change, women must take charge of their own worlds, asserts SHAHANA SIDDIQUI. I have let things slip, a thirty-year-old cargo boat Stubbornly hanging on to my name and address… I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly … Continue reading

Censors in Shanghai

You may have noticed a few days of inactivity on Nomadic Mindburst.  I have been traveling to Asia and without an internet connection.  I am finally connected again though, unfortunately, the site will have to lay dormant for one more day… I am writing from the airport in Shanghai, China, on my way to Cambodia … Continue reading